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February 27, 2019

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Spring Training in Tampa Bay

By Laura Byrne

Florida’s 2019 Spring Training Baseball season takes its first pitch!

Did you know the Florida Grapefruit League has called our beautiful Sunshine State home for 125+ years? We can’t blame them! We love our Florida sunshine, too!

Florida’s 2019 Spring Training Baseball season took its first pitch on February 22 courtesy of our very own Tampa Bay Rays vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte. Throughout the month of March, 15 MLB teams taking the the field across our state as they warm up for the new season and entertain local crowds.

Several teams call Tampa Bay home during the season, including a hometown favorite…the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa!

This is a great way to introduce your child to a favorite team or spend the afternoon together as a family!

Here are some teams you can catch pitching in our area: (click here for game schedule)

Tampa: New York Yankees

Dunedin: Toronto Blue Jays

Clearwater: Philadelphia Phillies

Bradenton: Pittsburg Pirates

Sarasota: Baltimore Orioles

Port Charlotte: Tampa Bay Rays

Lakeland: Detroit Tigers

Lake Buena Vista: Atlanta Braves


Speaking of baseball…did you know the Tampa Yankees host a summer camp each year at Steinbrenner Field? They are featured in our 2019 Summer Camp Guide!

TAMPA TARPONS SUMMER BASEBALL CAMP

George M. Steinbrenner Field; 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL 33614 | 813-673-3102 | milb.com/tampa/tickets/baseballcamp

Receive professional instruction from the Tampa Tarpons, the Single-A Advanced Affiliate of the New York Yankees! The Tampa Tarpons Summer Baseball Camp is available for all children ages 6-13. Campers will receive a Tarpons hat, camp T-shirt and access to a pre-game cookout, followed by a Tarpons Game on Friday, July 26th.

  • Register before July 1st: $120
  • Register After July 1st: $140 (Deadline to register is July 5th at 5pm)
  • Dates/Times: July 24, 25th, and 26th 9am-12pm.
  • Age: 6-13
  • Coed

For additional information please email Kate Harvey at [email protected].